Deep League Relevant: 5 Dec - 11 Dec

Welcome to another edition of Deep League Relevant. This week we’re going to take a look at the waiver wire for some players owned in 7% or less of Yahoo leagues.

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Sam Dekker (Houston Rockets, SF)

Owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Sam worth adding?
Sam has put up impressive numbers over the past 7 days, averaging 12.7 PTS, 6 REB, 1.3 3PM, 1.3 STL and shooting 50% from FG in 27 minutes of playing time. Ariza coming up sore after their game against Denver could be another excuse to give Dekker a few more minutes in the short-term.

Lucas Nogueira (Toronto Raptors, C)

Owned in 7% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Lucas worth adding?
Nogueira is a unique player, where he can give you elite production in one category (BLK), good production in STL and FG%, but nothing else in the other non-TO categories. He scored double-digits in PTS in his last 2 games, but they were both blowouts, so don’t expect that trend to continue. Blocks are rare in deep league waiver wires, so if you’re looking for some, Lucas can be somebody to look at.

Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks, C)

Owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Dwight worth adding?
I’m always weary of players who put up big numbers because of a hot shooting week, but big man stats are hard to come by in deep leagues, so Dwight is worth looking at in ROTO leagues, given his high percentages. Over the past 7 days, he has averaged 11 PTS and 6.7 REB while shooting 62% from FG and 88% from FT.

Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets, SG)

Owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues.
3 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Joe worth adding?
Harris is averaging 1.8 3PM for the season and is only owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues. In the past 7 days, he has averaged 14.3 PTS, 3.3 REB, 2.7 3PM, shooting 50% from FG in just under 31 minutes of playing time. He’s a great streaming option if you need 3PM to start the week given he’s playing twice in the first 3 days.

Tony Allen (Memphis Grizzlies, SG/SF)

Owned in 6% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Tony worth adding?
We all know that Allen produces elite STL numbers, so I won’t spend too much time trying to sell him to you. If you need steals to start the week, Memphis have a MON-TUE B2B against New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Troy Williams (Memphis Grizzlies, SG/SF/PF)

Owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Troy worth adding?
Troy is another player from Memphis capable of giving you elite STL when given the minutes. In the past 7 days, he has averaged 7.8 PTS and 2.8 STL. If you can handle his poor FG% and you really need steals, Troy can be an option.


Late News

News that has come in after first posting this article.

Toney Douglas (Memphis Grizzlies, PG/SG)

Owned in 5% of Yahoo leagues.
4 games scheduled between Monday 5th December and Sunday 11th December.

Why is Toney worth adding?
Toney got signed today by Memphis, which is good news for people looking for PG stats on the waiver wire (and not so good news for Harrison owners). While Memphis isn't an offense that generates big AST numbers for their point guards, he's a good add to see how the situation plays out, and should be a good source of AST, 3PM and STL, having averaged 8.7 PTS, 1.3 3PM, 2.6 AST, and 1.1 STL in just under 21 minutes a game last season for New Orleans.


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